plas·​tic·​ware | \ ˈpla-stik-ˌwer How to pronounce plasticware (audio) \

Definition of plasticware

: articles made of plastic

Examples of plasticware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like many companies across the nation, Wheat’s operation suffered from shortages of signage material, food vendors, plasticware, janitorial supplies, and metal to build fences. Leah Waters, Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2021 After the dishwasher cycle is done, the plasticware is clean and ready for reuse. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 Walmart reported dramatic increases in sales of plasticware storage, vacuum seal machines and accessories. USA Today, 15 Apr. 2021 Romer said reducing plasticware in takeout would benefit restaurants. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 12 Dec. 2020 Environmental activists are pressing businesses and policymakers to require consumers to ask for plasticware instead of automatically getting it along with their food. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 12 Dec. 2020 But since the spring, laboratories around the country have been hamstrung by severe, often unpredictable shortages of chemicals and plasticware needed for these protocols. New York Times, 3 Dec. 2020 Though many of the more casual restaurants have opted for single-use plasticware and food served in carryout containers, Stella provided real silverware and everything was plated on normal dishes. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2020 Cut down on paper plates and plasticware by choosing grabbable goodies like mini sandwiches, cut veggies, or pizza. Jamie Kiffel-alcheh, National Geographic, 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of plasticware

1942, in the meaning defined above

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4 Sep 2021

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“Plasticware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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